March 18th, 2014 → 5:50 am @ // No Comments

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title.”  – Romeo and Juliet

What is in a name?  My mother (the psychologist) once told me that if someone repeatedly butchers your name (i.e. calling you Leah or Laya all the time, when your name is actually Lea), they’re taking a dig at you.  One’s name is part of one’s identity, so disregarding it is in effect disregarding you.  But what about when someone changes your name in a positive way?  My son really grabbed on to the endearment “googly bear” from Monsters Inc., and he often asks me if I’m his googly bear.  I love it!  Batmom, Googly Bear, Mommypants.  Change my name, please!

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